War Articles | War History

Over 160 Years After Being Executed By the Confederates, Two Union Soldiers Receive the Medal of Honor

Portrait of Philip Shadrach + Portrait of George Wilson

The Great Locomotive Chase of April 1862 was among the most daring raids of the American Civil War. Led by James J. Andrews, a group…

John Ford Called Out John Wayne on Set for Not Serving in World War II

John Ford holding a microphone up to his mouth + John Wayne as LTJR. "Rusty" Ryan in 'They Were Expendable'

In the years following the Second World War, many films were released that detailed the dangers faced by both friend and foe. At the time,…

34 Miles of Tunnels Were Dug By the British Military Beneath the Rock of Gibraltar

View of the Rock of Gibraltar + People walking down a tunnel beneath the Rock of Gibraltar

A British territory north of Spain, Gibraltar is a beloved tourist destination that experiences naval dockyard actively by the British Royal Navy. Lesser known are…

INTERVIEW: William Sturkey Discusses His New Book About MoH Recipient and War Hero Roy Benavidez

Portrait of William Sturkey + Book cover for "The Ballad of Roy Benavidez: The Life and Times of America's Most Famous Hispanic War Hero"

Medal of Honor recipient Master Sgt. Roy Benavidez was the definition of a true American hero. Surviving “six hours of hell” in the jungle along…

William Goines: The First African-American US Navy SEAL Served Three Tours in Vietnam

The US Navy SEALs are among the most elite groups in the US military; only the best and toughest make it through the training. Among…

Amazon Prime Facing Backlash for Removing ‘Born To Kill’ From ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Movie Poster

Gloved hands on the vinyl record for 'Full Metal Jacket'

Amazon Prime is one of the world’s premiere streaming services, sharing a space at the top of the market with the likes of Netflix, Disney+…

Tököl Airbase Played a Major Role in Germany’s War Machine – That Is, Until the Soviets Took It Over

Exterior of a building at Tököl Airbase

Hungary’s history is marked by significant instability. During World War II, it fell under German occupation and, in the Cold War era, the Soviet Union…

‘The Commandant’s Shadow’ Documentary Tells Story of Auschwitz Director’s Son

Gate running along the boundary of Auschwitz and Rudolf Höss' house

The Academy Award-winning film The Zone of Interest was among the most talked about in 2023. Now, a documentary about the movie’s subject, Auschwitz commandant…

Calvin Graham: The 12-Year-Old Sailor Who Received the Bronze Star During the Guadalcanal Campaign

June Steele
USS South Dakota (BB-57) at sea + Military portrait of Calvin Graham

It wasn’t unusual for boys to lie about their age to enlist in World War II. Many tried to persuade recruiters they were old enough…

Two Dead Following Crash Involving World War II-Era Aircraft in California

Lockheed Model 12A Electra Junior in flight

Two individuals aboard a World War II-era Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior – better known as the L12 – died when the aircraft crashed shortly…

Facts About ‘Das Boot’ – The Most Realistic Submarine Movie Ever Released

Still from 'Das Boot'

If you ask history buffs to name a movie that best shows the realities of submarine warfare during World War II, the majority will say…

First Trailer Drops for Anthony Hopkins-Led Historical Series ‘Those About to Die’

Promotional still for 'Those About to Die'

Anthony Hopkins is arguably one of Hollywood’s most popular and talented actors, and he’s bringing his acting chops to a brand-new historical miniseries. Set in…